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Mirman School offers a robust benefits package to full time employees which includes medical, dental, and vision coverages. Eligible employees may also participate in the 403(b) retirement plan. Mirman also offers opportunities for the professional development of our faculty and administrators.
Mirman School seeks an experienced full-time Director of Marketing and Communications. The Director of Marketing and Communications is an exceptional communicator through multiple media, as well as a strategic thinker who is enthusiastic about the school’s mission, inclusivity statement, branding, and plans. Plays a significant role in crafting the “voice” and telling the story of the school. Develops, manages, and executes the branding, messaging, marketing, and all materials that capture the spirit and happenings of the school in authentic, culturally relevant, and compelling ways. Works with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, and Advancement team to develop comprehensive and strategic plans. As the leader of the school’s communications efforts, the position sets a strategy through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion that keeps the school’s community and its supporters informed, continuously engaged, and invested in its success.
At Mirman School, we work collaboratively to support our unique population of highly gifted learners. We have a firm commitment to educating the whole child, and nurturing talents in all dimensions — academic, kinesthetic, and artistic. By fully integrating a commitment to inclusivity as well as a strong social emotional learning curriculum, we challenge our students and each other to be dynamic problem-solvers and thoughtful citizens of this increasingly complex society.
Mirman School actively seeks to enhance and support diversity and inclusion within its community, and is an equal opportunity employer. Mirman School encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
Partner with the Office of DEI in developing messaging that aligns with Mirman’s DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice) initiatives and Statement of Inclusivity
Serve as a leader in developing awareness and momentum around school initiatives
Bring innovative and new ideas to the school regarding marketing, communications, and branding
Actively market, project manage, and coordinate strategic brand and reputation initiatives for all digital and print materials, including admissions and other marketing materials, the school magazine, weekly school digital newsletter, annual report, and other materials as needed
Work with Advancement team to produce inspiring materials to increase enthusiasm and support for fundraising and constituent engagement initiatives
Develop a comprehensive annual communications plan
Develop and manage policies and procedures relating to communications internally and externally
Develop and manage relationships on behalf of the school with local media outlets
Serve as the voice of the institution in the public eye at the request of the Head of School across all brand channels and forms of media
Partner with Executive Senior Leadership on crisis management planning
Operational and Administrative Management
Manage relationships with multiple vendors on behalf of the school
Maintain and manage website content using the school's CMS (Content Management System). Currently the CMS is Blackbaud.
Manage style/branding guide for entire school community
Advise and develop Head’s Office communications
Reinforce school’s profile by developing timely news stories and articles
Oversee all external communications
Manage school communications calendar and streamline both internal and external communications
Partner with Senior Administration in developing and managing Mirman’s emergency communications protocols
Partner with Senior Administration to manage the development of internal communications and collateral materials for various departments
Partner with Senior Administration to manage all COVID-related communications (policies, protocols guide, web updates, etc.)
Partner with parent volunteers on all necessary committee-related communications and branding
Support Senior Administration with ad hoc projects as needed (namely event planning and coordination)
Oversee the documentation of events, activities, and stories during the school year through photos, videos and writing
Coordinate and facilitate the use of the school’s email client, MailChimp, among various constituencies (parents, faculty, administrators)
Assist Advancement Department with other department collateral (such as case statements, annual giving solicitations, alumni communications etc.) as needed
Budget management (along with Director of Advancement and Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations)
Assist with basic graphic design and brand compliance with presentations and public-facing collateral
Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or marketing
7+ years of experience in marketing and communications with independent schools or nonprofit organizations
Proven commitment to DEI
Proven ability in crisis management
Outstanding organizational and presentation skills
Exceptional written and oral communication skills; interpersonal skills
Proven ability to effectively lead, manage, and inspire a collaborative team in a fast-paced environment with multiple creative projects
Creative and artistic vision and direction
Experience in desktop publishing design and management of design production
Demonstrated experience with photography, videography, website content management and design, and social media marketing
Demonstrated success as a confident problem solver
Proven track record as an independent and goal-oriented manager with a dedication to meeting deadlines
Mirman School opened its doors to educate gifted children in 1962. Motivated by a deep love and concern for these children, Dr. and Mrs. Norman J. Mirman began the school with nine pioneering students in their West Los Angeles home. Today, with a newly expanded campus serving all dimensions of childhood, Mirman School is a thriving and diverse community home to 330 students. Mirman continues to distinguish itself as one of the few schools in the country devoted to the education of highly gifted children, particularly serving all dimensions of childhood — academic, artistic, kinesthetic, and more.
We cultivate the boundless potential of highly gifted children, nurture their passions and talents, and develop a diverse community of creative and constructive lifelong learners.
Our 6 acre campus is home to both Lower and Upper Schools, beautiful outdoor community spaces including regulation-size athletic fields and basketball courts, handball and Ga-Ga courts, innovative play yards, and office and classroom spaces. A faculty lounge creates a warm convivial space for gathering, collaborating, and all the coffee one could want. Recycling initiatives and fast-fi...ll water stations throughout campus, in addition to energy efficient office spaces, combine to create a greener community.
Mirman is made up of students and their families, a dedicated and passionate Parent Service League, and a Board of Trustees made up of community leaders. In the Lower School, lead teachers are supported by part-time Assistant Teachers, while Upper School teachers specialize in disciplines such as English, science, Latin, Mandarin, History, etc. Dynamic specialists in science, STEM, technology, math, art, music, choir, theatre and more round out the fabric of our faculty. Mirman is also home to a collegial and collaborative group of administrators who work to facilitate the ideal teaching and learning environment.
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